Ethiopia: call for tenders on phase I of 520 MW geothermal project

Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations has just launched a bidding process to select a partner to carry out the first phase of the Tulu Moye geothermal project in the Ethiopian Rift Valley.

The Tulu Moye Geothermal project is located in the Oromia Regional State. Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations plans to develop 520 MW of electricity in four phases.

Reykjavik Geothermal (RG), an Icelandic company, and Meridiam, a US firm, are shareholders of Tullu Moye Geothermal Operations.

The development of the geothermal resources at the site and construction of the power plant as well as the related infrastructure will be carried out in four phases, with a first phase of 50 MW.

The company has recently issued a call for tenders for the procurement, provision of engineering and construction services for the completion of Phase I of the 50 MW capacity project.

The successful bidder will be responsible for drilling about ten production wells, as well as two injection wells. It will then build a steam collection and injection system, followed by the installation of a water-cooled condensing steam plant. Finally, it is planned to build a switchyard and a 230 kV transmission line to connect the plant to the grid.

The company selected for the first phase of the Tulu Moye geothermal project will also have the opportunity to negotiate a contract for the maintenance and operation of the future plant.

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